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Some History | Girard Perregaux
Girard Perregaux is a high-end Swiss watch manufacture with its origins dating back to 1791. It is situated in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, and is a part of the Sowind group, a subsidiary of Kering.
In 1791, watchmaker and goldsmith Jean-François Bautte signed his first watches. He created a manufacturing company in Geneva grouping, for the first time ever, all the watchmaking facets of that time, which meant starting from the engineering of the watch all the way to the final hand-assembly and hand-polishing of each watch. In 1852, the watchmaker Constant Girard founded the Girard & Cie Firm in La Chaux-de-Fonds. He then married Marie Perregaux and the Girard-Perregaux Manufacture was born in 1856. In 1906, Constant Girard-Gallet, who took over control of the Manufacture from his father, took over the Bautte House and merged it with Girard-Perregaux & Cie.Since then, the brand has pursued its activities by reinforcing from the 1980s its position in the domain of prestigious mechanical watches, Haute Horlogerie, under the lead of Luigi Macaluso. In 2011, Sowind Group, the holding incorporating Girard-Perregaux, became a subsidiary of Kering.
Watchfinder Toronto, Ontario | Girard Perregaux Collection
18kt rose gold case with a brown leather strap. Fixed bezel. Silver dial with gold-toned hands and Arabic hour markers. Minute markers around the outer rim. Dial Type: Analog. Date display between 4 and 5 o'clock position. Chronograph - sub-dials displaying: three - 60 second, 30 minute and 12 hour. Automatic movement. Scratch resistant sapphire crystal. Case diameter: 36 mm x 37 mm. Case thickness: 12.90 mm. Rectangle case shape. Deployant clasp. Water resistant at 30 meters / 100 feet. Functions: chronograph, date, hour, minute, second. Dress watch style. Girard Perregaux Vintage 1945 Silver Dial 18kt Rose Gold Brown Leather Men's Watch